Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Falklands war general arrested for crimes against humanity
He will be transferred from a jail in the capital to the northern province of Tucumán, where the crimes took place, the Ministry of Security said.
Mr Menéndez, 82, was arrested together with 15 other people for their suspected participation in 'Operation Independence', one of the first operations of the dictatorship's 'Dirty War' against left-wing subversion.
An estimated 30,000 people were 'disappeared' – kidnapped and murdered – by the regime.
Mr Menéndez is expected to be put on the stand in a trial next month that will seek to bring to justice those involved in 'Operation Independence'.
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(RG) He should also be tried as a War criminal for crimes against the people of the Falkland Islands.